U of M SDS Launches Campaign with Banner Drops The University of Minnesota Students for a Democratic Society organized a direct action during Welcome Week to raise awareness of cuts to education that are plaguing universities across the country.
SDS Members propped open doors to a closed balcony of the auditorium days before the massive freshman convocation. During the chancellor’s speech, SDSers threw fliers about education cuts to students below, encouraging them to get involved in the fight. They also dropped two large school banners which were painted over with facts, and messages about “Campaign Save our School” and SDS. One banner read “We pay Bruininks $700,000 per year to lay off thousands of workers.”
(Thanks to MKE SDS for the write up!)